Yoga for “Desking”

A class created with counteracting the side effects of modern, desk life in mind. Opening the front of the body, working on your posture, releasing the neck and back muscles, and strengthening core and glutes. Have your blanket and yoga blocks at the ready and enjoy! https://youtu.be/7kNNfwYkO6c

Find Your Balance

Balance isn't about being still and stable - it's about movement, and the constant, minute adjustments you need to make within your body to stay in place. From teetering on tiny footholds on a slab, to something as simple as stepping from one foot to another, we rely on our ability to balance all the … Continue reading Find Your Balance

Vasisthasana

We love Vasisthasana, a.k.a Side Plank. It’s an awesome pose to strengthen some major core and lower back stabiliser muscles, such as the obliques and quadratus lumborum. In addition, it also works our arms, shoulders and legs. It’s also a balancing pose, which can help to improve your concentration skills! However, please avoid this pose … Continue reading Vasisthasana

No Props, No Probs

Whether you are travelling or stuck at home during lockdown, the lack of props shouldn't stop your restorative yoga practice. Look at what you can find around the house, or your hotel room. The possibilities are endless with a little bit of imagination! Need some inspiration? Check out Sandra's ideas from one of her trips … Continue reading No Props, No Probs

Learn to Headstand in 4 Simple Steps

“Sometimes when we believe in monsters, they take up residence under our beds.” - Shane Koyczan. For a long time, headstand (Salamba Sirsasana) was my worst enemy. Back bends? Bring them on. Splits? Yeah, I like a challenge. But headstand? No way. Why? I was afraid. I was afraid of falling. I was afraid of hurting myself. I was afraid that if my world … Continue reading Learn to Headstand in 4 Simple Steps

Heron pose Krounchasana Sandra Berlin

Heron Pose

I often call Heron Pose (or Krounchasana) the ultimate hamstring stretcher, as it is a great, and deep, way to open the back of your legs. Heron can be quite tricky for people with tight hamstrings, but there are a number of variations we can work on still achieving the same benefits this pose has … Continue reading Heron Pose

Dolphin Sandra Berlin

Dolphin

I love Dolphin! It is great to strengthen our upper body, helping us to prepare for a number of inversions. Think headstands and forearm balances! As a climber, practicing Dolphin will offer some excellent benefits, such as strengthening antagonistic muscles on the shoulders and the triceps; opening the upper torso (chest, shoulders and armpits) and … Continue reading Dolphin

Downward Facing Dog Adho Mukha Svanasana

Making the Most of your Downward Facing Dog

Adho Mukha Svanasana, or Downward Facing Dog, is for sure one of the most recognised yoga poses that there is. It is great for climbers in many ways as it helps to build up upper body strength (arms, shoulders and lats), shoulder stability and mobility, stretching your hamstrings, calves and spine. As the hips are … Continue reading Making the Most of your Downward Facing Dog